Climate action coming to Yorkshire Coast as part of nationwide campaign

Residents in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are taking part in a nationwide campaign this June to highlight the need for urgent action on climate and nature.

Taking place between 10 – 18 June, the climate action campaign known as the Great Big Green Week will see thousands of people across the UK organising local

festivals and events. Now in its third year, the campaign events will draw attention to climate change and destruction of the natural world, while also making a connection with these issues in communities like ours on the Yorkshire Coast.  At the same time, people from all walks of life will be showcasing actions to tackle climate change, creating a better world, for us now and for the next generation.

Great Big Green Week on the Yorkshire Coast will feature dozens of free community events, special  offers from local businesses called Big Green Deals and simple, everyday actions every one can take which will be highlighted on social media with the hashtag #randomactsof greenness. Highlights include a repair cafe at The Street, Scarborough on Monday 12 June from 1.30pm to 4pm and a community “bring and share” picnic in The Street’s garden on Saturday 17 June 11am to 3pm.

Great Big Green Week on the Yorkshire Coast is being led by Coast and Vale Community Action through their Circular Coast project.  The best way to keep informed about it is through the Coast and Vale Community Action and Circular Coast Facebook pages or by visiting the Coast and Vale Community Action website.   

The nationwide Great Big Green Week is being organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, whose

members include the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB.

David Stone of Coast and Vale Community Action said:

Local people care passionately about tackling climate change and the natural environment.  Great Big Green Week is the perfect opportunity for us 

to come together to celebrate the beautiful part of the world we live in and to share ideas and take action to protect it.